World Heritage Day 2020
World Heritage Day is about preserving human heritage, diversity, and vulnerability of the world’s built monuments and heritage sites. Also, the efforts required to protect and conserve it and to draw attention towards it.
We all know that ancient buildings and monuments are an asset for us and for the world. Therefore, World Heritage Day is a collective effort of the communities in the world to do the needful. This day maintains the cultural legacy and makes people think about its susceptibility.
The theme of World Heritage Day 2020 is “Shared Culture’, ‘Shared heritage’ and ‘Shared responsibility”. In the time of global crises where the whole world is fighting with COVID-19 pandemic, the theme plays an important role. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are celebrating World Heritage Day via the internet. The theme focuses on global unity with the current worldwide health crisis. We recognize that whether the heritage is connected with landscapes, place, etc. it should be valued by multiple and diverse groups and communities.
Now, more than ever, when billions of people are physically separated from one another, culture brings us together. From the confinement of your home, immediate surrounding heritage such as buildings, natural scenery, etc, provide you the comfort, inspiration, and hope at a time of enormous anxiety and uncertainty. Yet even as we rely on culture to get us through this crisis, it is also suffering. When this cloud cover clears, kindly visit a heritage site in your community to learn about its importance and contribute to its preservation.
Happy World Heritage Day 2020!